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Impact 100 Martin Celebrates Grant Award

Impact 100 Martin Celebrates Grant Award

Impact 100 Martin, one of the newest chapters in the rapidly growing international collective giving movement, will welcome the founder of Impact 100 at its 2nd Annual Grant Awards Celebration on April 11 at 9 a.m. at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City.  Wendy Steele, who launched Impact 100 in Cincinnati in 2001, will be the keynote speaker at the Celebration, where $150,000 in grant monies will be awarded to nonprofit organizations serving Martin County.  Reservations for the breakfast event, which is $25 for Impact members and $50 for guests, can be made online at

Steele received the 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work in philanthropy.  Her work is noted in several books, including:  “The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy,” “Women, Wealth and Giving,”  “Women’s Giving Circles” and “The Right Sisters – Modern Women Inventors.”

At the Grant Awards Celebration, nonprofits selected as finalists via Impact 100 Martin’s grant award process will present their proposals for initiatives that will make a profound difference in Martin County.   Following the presentations, this year’s 150 Impact 100 Martin members will cast their votes for the $100,000 Impact Grant recipient.  The additional $50,000 will be split among the remaining finalists. 

Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in their communities.  The concept is simple:  At least 100 women each donate $1,000, with 100% of the donations given directly to charity.  Impact Grants of $100,000 are awarded to the non-profit organizations and programs where they will have the most transformative impact.    

Major sponsors for Impact 100 Martin’s second annual Grant Awards Celebration are:  Wong Family Foundation, HBKS Wealth Advisors/HBK CPAs and Consultants, PNC Bank and The Arati Hammond Real Estate Team.  To learn more about becoming an Impact 100 Martin sponsor, contact Genevieve George at 772-287-4110 or 

Impact 100 Martin is a giving circle within The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie.  Women interested in joining Impact 100 Martin or sponsoring a member should contact Robin Cartwright of The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie at 772-288-3795 or download a membership application at 


Impact 100 Martin Executive Committee, L-R: 

Cindi Slagter, Denise Belizar, Tiann Berhoff, Nancy Wong, Arati Hammond, Linda Weiksnar, Elaine Matts, Genevieve George, Rita May Wright

Impact 100 Martin Grant Award Ceremony


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